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This public charter school opened in the Fall of 2015 and is currently serving scholars in grades Pre-K through 2. Stamford Charter School for Excellence will be accepting submissions for the 2016-2017 school year wait list for Pre-K and Kindergarten. We are still accepting applicants for First and Second Grade. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, throughout the year. Stamford Excellence is a free public charter school, with admission open to all Stamford residents. If you have questions, please email stamfordexcellence@gmail.com or call (203) 989-0000.


Stamford Charter School for Excellence will host an Autumn Gala to celebrate our many milestones

This festive evening is one of many ways you can continue to support our cutting edge classrooms, advanced college prep curriculum, and the physical capacity for more scholars in the years to come. Consider donating or attending today.

Stamford Excellence, 1 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford, CT 06902.

Stamford Excellence, 1 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford, CT 06902.

Welcome to Stamford Excellence!

We are a free Pre-K to 2nd grade public charter school based on a proven, nationally-recognized school model, practiced by the Bronx Charter School for Excellence,  that can boost student achievement and prepare more Stamford students for college and the jobs of tomorrow. SCSE offers another high performing academic option for families because we are the very first charter elementary school in Stamford!


Key Elements of Stamford Excellence:

1. High academic standards focused on preparing kids for college and jobs.

2. Extended school days

3. Broad liberal arts education that stresses teaching critical thinking skills

4. Data-driven instruction

5. Rigorous parent engagement

6. Open collaboration with the community

Learn About the Education Model

Helpful Charter School Facts: 

  • Charter schools are free, open-enrollment public schools that admit students via a blind lottery. They cannot and do not exclude students on the basis of their academic ability. 
  • They are managed by non-profits and subjects to government oversight.  If they are mismanaged or do not perform, charters can be shut down by the state. 
  • State charter schools do not take funding away from the local school district in any way, shape or form - they are funded via a separate state grant.